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I am using macOS 10.14.5 and all but one of my reminder lists have gone.

I have macOS Catalina Beta installed on a separate testing partition and all my Reminders are there. But they don't appear on my main partition.

Is there any way I can get them back?

I don't have any iOS devices. And when I go to iCloud via the web, it just says Reminders coming soon. I tried restoring Reminders via iCloud on the web, but after the restore, they still aren't present on 10.14.5

Any ideas?

(Note: This question has also been posted here)

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    That sounds like they're not gone they're now in a newer format that Mojave can't read. This is one reason you don't ever use a beta on your working machine, or in this case, using your regular AppleID/iCloud account. – Tetsujin Jul 16 at 8:00
  • @Tetsujin Is there any way to downgrade or export them out? Even if I can export them as a text file, then I can just re-add them. It's also a bit odd, as one list is still available. – big_smile Jul 16 at 12:06
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    Still says "Coming soon" but this is the iCloud beta link in case it's there in the future - beta.icloud.com – mrgnw Jul 17 at 13:31
  • I had the same issue, right after upgrading reminders they all disappeared (on the same device i was upgrading from). – Motsel Jul 27 at 18:27
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Solution:

Go to https://www.icloud.com/#settings

You can then select to restore Reminders. Restore back to the earliest date available and it will work again (Although you can no longer access them on iCloud via the web).

This will also cause Calendars to be restored, so before restoring, either back up your calendars. You can also install a Google account on your Mac (Go to System Preferences > Accounts and enter your Google details) and copy your calendar events to the Google Account, which will keep them backed up.

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macOS Catalina and iOS 13 brings a completely rebuilt Reminders app, which requires a new database. On first launch of Reminders the database will be upgraded. Upgraded iCloud reminders cannot be viewed on devices running macOS prior to Catalina and iOS prior to 13. Currently, as both macOS Catalina and iOS 13 are in beta, upgraded reminders are not available on iCloud.com either.

Be aware that many of the new features in Reminders require a format change that prevents syncing with other copies of Reminders running in Mojave and iOS 12.

Upgrade Reminders

https://tidbits.com/2019/06/24/apple-releases-public-betas-of-macos-10-15-catalina-ios-13-ipados-13-and-tvos-13/

  • Is there any way to downgrade or export them out? Even if I can export them as a text file, then I can just re-add them. It's also a bit odd, as one list is still available. – big_smile Jul 16 at 12:05
  • This is correct …but doesn't answer the question. This does apple.stackexchange.com/a/364870/8162 – Gabriel R. Sep 8 at 13:13

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